Advocates speak out

Sarah Curry, Assoc. AIA
“Solve the climate crisis any way that you can.”
Vishaan Chakrabarti, FAIA
“It’s not just about green buildings. It's also about green communities.”
Natasha Espada, AIA
“It’s vital for architects to be speaking about climate change. We need to be part of the solution and also come at the forefront of it.”

Top stories

How Wisconsin Is Partnering with Architects to Design a Better Future
In August, Congress approved the most ambitious infrastructure plan in the United States in a century—yet one state was already ahead of the game. “In 2019, our governor said, ‘Look,
The Groundbreaking New Resource for Going Green
Every year, the built environment produces around 40% of global emissions. But unlike most industries, apart from feedback by communities and civic leaders, the building profession has only a handful
Urban Farms Fuel Future for Once-Forgotten Neighborhoods
This article is part of the Building Equity series, which explores how architects are working with communities and civic leaders to develop creative, innovative design solutions that fight climate change, systemic
Improving Racial Equity Through Greener Design
Climate change affects us all, but doesn’t impact us all equally. This article is part of a new series, Building Equity, that explores how architects are working with communities and civic
Architecture’s Carbon Problem
Architects create about 40 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, but they can also help to solve the climate crisis.
Design Tools to Help Stop Climate Change
In 2008, architect Larry Strain, FAIA, was part of a team designing a town center in Portola Valley, California, when he conducted a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and made a
How Architects Can Improve America’s Infrastructure
Infrastructure is the foundation of our society, and it’s both crumbling and contributing to global warming. In the wake of the election and crises like the one that recently left

Featured resources

AIA Climate Action Plan
Explore AIA’s multistep plan to establish actionable steps and provide architects with tools and resources to achieve zero carbon.
AIA Framework for Design Excellence
Understand the ten important measures you need to set meaningful project goals and targets for climate action.
2030 by the Numbers
See the progress architects and firms made toward a carbon-neutral future in 2019 through the AIA 2030 Commitment.

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